When I’m visiting a new place, in addition to the usual traveller stuff, such as trying the local food, meeting new people, seeing the sites etc. I like to try to attempt two things: 1) Watch a movie at a local cinema. 2) Reach the highest point in that country. Unsurprisingly, I make it to … Continue reading Hiking South Korea’s Highest Mountain
Why Teach English Abroad?
In this post we look at the top 5 benefits to moving overseas and teaching English. Let’s jump straight in! Travel Opportunities TEFL is an excellent way to travel the world and explore different parts of the globe. You’ll get to learn about different cultures, meet new people from all walks of life, and see … Continue reading Why Teach English Abroad?
The City of a Hundred Spires
Prague had been on my radar for years! The Czech capital is a popular destination for groups of Brits on stag-does, hen-does, and those celebrating milestone birthdays. My close friends and I would often daydream and drunkenly plan trips of beer and strippers for our future selves. Little did I know then that my first … Continue reading The City of a Hundred Spires
TEFL Certificates: Where to Begin?
Although not always required, obtaining some type of teaching English as a foreign language certificate, be it through an online course or attending a series of in-person classes is the first step you can take to kickstart your career teaching English overseas. In addition to increasing your chances of securing a job, completing a TEFL … Continue reading TEFL Certificates: Where to Begin?
Bangkok Through the 5 Senses
Bangkok is not your average city. Boasting the longest name of any other capital in the world, holding the record for one of the world’s hottest capital cities (on average), and the birthplace of Red Bull, Bangkok is one of the most vibrant, colorful, larger than life metropolitan cities in the world. Known internationally as … Continue reading Bangkok Through the 5 Senses
Meeting Dolly the Sheep in Edinburgh
Dolly the sheep, the world’s first ever cloned mammal, passed away in 2003 after 7 eventful (by your average sheep’s standard) years of life. Today, her body can be seen for free at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The Dolly exhibition is on display in the Science and Technology galleries, easily noticeable in … Continue reading Meeting Dolly the Sheep in Edinburgh
Luang Prabang: Hundreds of Monks Line the Streets Every Morning
The rickety van shuddered into the streets of our final destination: Luang Prabang. The air was noticeably cooler than when we had boarded the van several hours earlier in Viang Vieng. Perhaps because we were higher up? Maybe it was simply because it was later in the day? I wasn’t sure. Home to over 30 … Continue reading Luang Prabang: Hundreds of Monks Line the Streets Every Morning
100 Things I Did in New York Last Week
The Big Apple, NYC, the city that never sleeps.. visiting New York city has been on my bucket list for decades, and last week I finally got the chance to visit! I tried to make the most of my time in the world-famous city and experience as much as I could in just a couple … Continue reading 100 Things I Did in New York Last Week
Philippines: The Kawasan Falls
I won’t easily forget visiting the Kawasan falls, an experience that felt more like an hallucination, perhaps even a dream. On the tropical island of Cebu, Philippines, the 130-foot waterfall lies two hours south of the capital city; Cebu city. Cebu island, itself, is rich in culture and history, being the first island of the … Continue reading Philippines: The Kawasan Falls
I Bought a Train Ticket to North Korea
In spite of the overwhelmingly negative headlines, the unpredictable nature of the country, and its horrific track-record on human rights, many of us are fascinated by North Korea.